Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Second annual Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival has Even More in Store for Beer & Food Lovers

Toronto, ON

Steam Whistle Brewing for the second year hosts their craft beer brethren in their own backyard for what Toronto Life Magazine named as one of the top 5 beer festivals to attend this year.  The independent craft brewer will transform Roundhouse Park into a great outdoor festival where long-time beer fans and those newly discovering the craft beer movement can sample & savour offerings from local producers.  From 12noon to 7pm the weekend of August 10th-11th, attendees will be able to pair flavourful ales, crisp lagers, seasonal and experimental beers with fare from gourmet food trucks, all within a park setting while local indie bands entertain.

Tim McLaughlin, Steam Whistle Brand Manager and festival organizer tempts, “We received a lot of great feedback about the vibe of the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival last year. Our goal was to create a relaxed atmosphere for beer exploration and education. Expect to find many interesting and locally-made beers to sample. The festival setup provides plenty of room to linger and learn from Ontario Craft Brewers. And, we’ve more than doubled our food truck roster, so great eats are in store.”

Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest website:  www.craftbeerfest.ca/2013
Twitter hashtag:  #RHCraftFest

The festival showcases beers from the association of Ontario Craft Brewers, who have a passion to re-kindle and keep alive the spirit of traditional brewing. Independent ownership, smaller batches, artisanal styles, quality ingredients, all-natural and undiluted beers are hallmarks of their Brewing Philosophy & Standards.  www.ontariocraftbrewers.com  

Participating Ontario Craft Breweries include:

Food Truck vendors over the weekend will include:
The Rome ‘N Chariot - http://www.romenchariot.ca/
Dobro Jesti http://dobrojesti.ca/
Drity South Truck -  http://dirtysouthtruck.com/
Canuck Pizza Truck - http://www.canuckpizzatruck.ca/
The Food Dudes - http://www.thefooddudes.com/
Pizza Settecento -  http://www.pizza700.ca/
(Note: some food trucks will only be there on a single day while some will be there both days)

The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will benefit the Toronto Rail Heritage Museum in the adjacent Roundhouse Park, just outside the doors of host, Steam Whistle Brewing – 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto.  Phone (416) 362-2337 ext 246.

Sampling glasses can be purchased in advance for $10 at www.craftbeerfest.ca  or for $15 at the door.  Beer will only be served in the official glasses with beer sampling tickets costing $1. (glasses can be re-used on the second day of the festival). Food can be purchased with cash. This is an Age of Majority event.

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